(Closed) Anyone doing a buffet at their wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Buffet Style?



  • Post # 3
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had a buffet at our wedding.

    PS – You should add a poll!

    Post # 4
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i’ll be having a buffet..

    Post # 5
    10216 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    yep I’m doing a breakfast buffet.  I think it depends on the formality of the event and the region where you’re located.  In the south we do buffets….

    Post # 6
    11324 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We’re doing a buffet. I always like them better because there are usually more options and you only take what you want. Plus they don’t take as long as sit-down dinners. 

    Post # 7
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are having a semi-formal wedding with mostly family, so we will be doing either buffet or family style. I really don’t think that the seated option is worth the extra money. By having a buffet, guests can pick and choose from a variety of options and have the portions that they want of each item. Buffets also encourage mingling, so guests will get to know each other and/or reaquaint each other and catch up on everything. Buffets encourage the guests to talk to each other. In order for the buffet to go faster, we will also have a menu at each guests seat, so that they will know what is on the buffet. That way they will already know what they want before they get up there. If you are having a lot of guests, I suggest having stations, so that the lines will go faster.

    Post # 8
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had a buffet.  I’m a big fan.  I’m a picky eater, so at sit down dinners I often end up starving.  At a buffet there’s always the option to just have a huge plate of salad!

    Post # 9
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Our venue will only let us do a bufett because our venue can only hold 180max, works for me because we found a decently priced caterer.

    Post # 10
    2777 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m a big fan of buffets. How am I meant to make a choice about a dinner months before the actual event? No thanks. That being said, I am used to having buffets at weddings but the last one I went to they ran out of the beef before they served all the tables! Our table was 2nd to last and we had to wait 30 minutes before they allowed us up to the buffet! By that point the rest of the room was totally done. It was, well, irritating.

    Post # 11
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We are doing buffet style with stations.  We’ll use round tables that people can circulate around. Most tables will have four choices.  One table for entrees, two for sides, two for apps, one for dessert, two for non-alcoholic drinks (one for punch bar, one for iced tea/water/coffee/hot tea), one for plates/cups, and one for the cake.

    Post # 12
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m having a formal reception with buffet and stations.

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    @littlemissmoo: How am I meant to make a choice about a dinner months before the actual event?


    Post # 13
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Ours was family style, my daughter’s was buffet-she actually wanted it to be buffet style!!!  It was very nice!!!  If you are finding buffet to be too much $-you could check with your caterer and see if the prices for hors douevers cost less, or you may even see if you could have it caterered by your favorite restaurant? -Depending on your venue???  Depending on what time you have your reception-you could also possibly have a dessert bar?  There are so many choices these days!!! 🙂 Best Wishes.

    Post # 14
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    What about picking seasonal favorites?

    Post # 15
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re doing a buffet just because it’s so much cheaper than a sit down. Plus we don’t have to worry about who wants what and getting orders mixed up or whatever else could go wrong with a sit down dinner.

    Post # 16
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We had a buffet.  It was $14 less per plate, AND we got more food options!  We got to have chicken and steak, not just one or the other. 

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